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Grassroots Education Nepal (GEN) has sponsored a number of volunteers, who have traveled to Far Western Nepal to teach and learn with the students and members of the community. Volunteers have stayed for several weeks up to several months. They live in the village of Bauniya, with few amenities but warm hospitality.
Future Volunteer Opportunities
Grassroots Education Nepal would be happy to facilitate volunteer opportunities at MMES in Far Western Nepal. Volunteers could spend several days or several weeks working with students in grades K-8 and families at MMES (Mikey Medium English School).
MMES is located in the town of Bauniya in Kailali District in Far Western Nepal, a rural community with limited amenities. The closest airport (Dhangadhi Airport: Code DHI) is located in Dhangadhi, which is the capital of the District, and is approximately 90 minutes away via car or bus. Dhangadhi is the closest city with a local hospital, cafe, hotel or shopping market.
Therefore, all volunteers are hosted by a local family in Bauniya, where a private room and locally made meals will be provided for small fee paid to Grassroots Education Nepal before arrival. Volunteers are responsible for getting to Dhangadhi, where the local MMES host will pick them up.
Volunteer Program Details
If selected to volunteer at MMES, Grassroots Education Nepal representatives (based in the USA) will work with you to jointly develop a fully customized teaching plan prior to your trip. GEN will also make arrangements with and setup communication between you and our local MMES Principal, who will be your main host once you arrive in Nepal. Options for teaching include:
- 1 week to 2 month teaching plans (plus optional extensions available)
- Teaching subjects include English, Math, Computers, Science, Social Studies, and Art (visual, music, dance, sports, etc.)
- Availability of local volunteers to help you plan excursions to various local attractions, including Bardia National Park or Chitiwan National Park, where you may have the chance to see the elusive Nepalese Tiger
- At any given time, a maximum of two volunteers can be hosted at MMES.
How to Become a Volunteer
GEN is always looking for enthusiastic, proactive, independent volunteers to teach at the Mikey Medium English School.
If you would like to be considered as a volunteer, please fill out this application.